Exeter Beekeepers

Exeter Beekeepers - a Branch of Devon Beekeepers Association.

New Beekeepers, second practical!
Beginners Course - Putting it into practice!
Devon Beekeepers Association is a Registered Charity - Number 270675 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  welcome to the Exeter Branch

"CANCELLED - the next Apiary Meeting originally on Saturday 28th May - see 'Meetings' page."

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Have you seen the front cover of this month's DBKA magazine - it is horrific, I can't imagine why people are allowed to print such pictures for an unsuspecting public. Whatever you do hide the front cover from your women folk, children and pets, their more sensitive natures are not prepared for this kind of a shock. Horses will be bolting all over Devon if this gets out! Congratulations to Geoff on his 50 Years of Beekeeping!

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One of our Members, David Stevenson, has kindly donated 6 new books to the EBKA Library - see books highlighted in yellow on the link on the 'Membership' page. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BEE SAFARI! David Packham, Bee Inspector, has very kindly agreed to run a Bee Safari for newer beekeepers on Wednesday 25th May - ideal candidates will be those who attended the Beginners' Class during the winter of 2014/15 and have kept bees for approximately a year. Places are limited to about 6 people on these very popular events so book early. David accompanies the group around each of their apiaries providing feedback on your hives and very valuable tuition in a small group. Please contact Melvyn Boote on bootes16@btinternet.com to request a place. See background details on Bee Safaris on the right.

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SPRAYING? Do you need to spray your fields and want to warn local beekeepers? Please contact our Spray Liaison Coordinator via the 'Contacts' page.

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New forms for the Membership to the Exeter BeeKeepers' Association for 2016 are now available. Remember membership includes attendance at EBKA (and all other Devon meetings), Apiary meetings, and Insurance for your precious colonies. Good value indeed! 2016 Membership forms on the right. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Discovered a swarm of bees and would appreciate some advice - then 'phone our Swarm Coordinator on 07760 920 602 for the name of a local contact. PLEASE read our 'Swarms' page first (see link on the left), and PLEASE remember our Members are all volunteers and have to make their own decision on whether they can help. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________